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Mirtazapine Dosage For Anxiety
I am on 15 mg mirtazapine but still w episodic severe anxiety. What is best dose of mirtaz for anxiety?
Depends: Mirtazapine is a serotonin-based antidepressant that is only fda-approved for major depression. That means that there is no specific dosing for anxiety. However, given its serotonin effects it does provide some anxiety-lowering effects too. However, the exact dose can only be determined by trial and error. Know that the antidepressant effects really start at 30 mg. So your dose is not high. ...Read more
Mirtazepine (remeron) is a noradrenergic/specific serotonergic antidepressant [nassa]. It is used for major depressive d/o, various anxiety disorders, chronic pain, and others. In some, it can help ssri-induced sexual dysfunction & "poop out." it can be sedating and also increase appetite -- good for some ...Read more
Can mirtazapine be taken in the day and night ie small dose at nigh to assist sleep, and a higher dose in the day for anxiety?
Take 30mg mirtazapine for anxiety dr gave me amytriptoline for pain what is the max dose when adding with amytriptoline take 10 mg but no benefit
Elavil & remeron (mirtazapine)?: Amitryptiline is often prescribed for pain, insomnia, anxiety, and is a tricyclic anti depressant, which typically at hier doses is prescribed for treatmen of depression. If no effect at the dose rx'ed ring your doc and ask if it's time to go up, by how much, or what next steps to take. While the max dose of elavil (amitriptyline) is in the several hundreds, the max dose 4 u must be determined by ur doc 4 u.?? ...Read more
What can I expect from increasing my dose of remeron (mirtazapine) from 15mg to 30mg? I have only been on 15 mg for a week but it isn't helping anxiety or depressio
Patience: You should give the medication more time to fully get into your system. It can take several weeks to reach its maximal effect. After 4-6 weeks, if your symptoms have not improved to a manageable level you should talk to your provider. ...Read more
I've been on 75mg of mirtazapine for 7 months, primarily for anxiety and insomnia. Is this high dose normal? How would you reccommend cutting back?
Almost, but why?: The dosage for mirtazepine may include and, rarely, exceed 90 mg. Dosage must reflect how your body metabolizes the drug. The important question is" how are you feeling? " if you have had very good or excellent relief of anxiety, and if you have learned anxiety management skills or remedied the situation for which you started the medication, then slow reduction is possible over months. ...Read more
I'm on mirtazapine 30mg what's the best dose for panic anxiety? Should I speak with the doctor to up my meds?
Remeron (mirtazapine): People vary in their tolerance. Yes, u need to speak with your prescribing doc. ...Read more
How to safely taper a 0-0-1 mg dose of alprazolam? Also can I start mirtazapine to prevent relapse? (anxiety and depression)
"Depends! ": It is necessary to take into account how many mg/day you've taken over how long a time... To get an idea of how much your nervous system has become dependent on it. It takes 4-5 days, in general, to establish a "steady state" level of a drug in the blood, generally, cutting the dose in 1/2 every 4-5 days, then discontinue once you finish 0.25 mg/d...Will avoid any withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more
Pdoc changed dose of meds Wed. Which caused side effect of headache, nausea, anxiety? Remeron 45 to 15, cymbalta (duloxetine) 60 to 30, wellbutrin sr 150 to 300
Lets review your que: I would call your primary and discuss your symptoms. You are probably feeling that way due to decrease in two of your meds. It would probably better to have decreased one of them at a time and at a slower rate to avoid withdraw symptoms ...Read more
Might have anxiety or thyroid issue. Main symptom tachycardia and insomnia. Taking remeron and Xanax (alprazolam) at night. Should I try a low dose beta blocker?
No: I think you should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
Dr is it o k to take 7.5mg remeron (mirtazapine) during the day for anxiety. I am on 45mg. Thanks?
That depends: Was it prescribed that way? Please don't make changes to your meds without first discussing with your Dr./ psychiatrist. Take care. ...Read more
Tried numerous meds to treat my anxiety been on 30mg mirtazapine 3months now and still no better don't seem to responde to any of the meds any advice?
Keep trying.: None of the medications you list are specifically for anxiety. There are many that will help with this problem. Consult your doctor and see what s/he has to offer based on your medical condition. Also, psychotherapy is a very good way to deal with this disorder. Don't quit looking for the answer, it is out there. ...Read more
Hello I'm on remeron (mirtazapine) for anxiety from 15d but I start have rapid bpm 100 rate/ min after 13 days. What shall I do. Is this dangerous. Please help.?
Cause?: It is not clear that mirtazapine has caused your rapid heart beat. Of course, it could be due to your anxiety. If it is only a little above 100, it is not dangerous. But it certainly would be wise to discuss this situation with your prescriber. If it is significantly and persistently above 100, then you need to treat it as a potential emergency, especiallyif you have chest pain or breathing prob ...Read more
Thank you for informing about headache and, taking Remeron, Diazepam and Lexapro (escitalopram).
Using Remeron or Tryptizol with Lexapro (escitalopram) can increase the risk of a rare but serious condition -Serotonin Syndrome.
Lexapro (escitalopram), Valium, Tryptizol and stress can cause anxiety.
See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Medication benefits and side effects, dose ; and Therapy for stress in your life.
Do Breathing Relaxation, Yoga. ...Read more
Neither and both: The best med is the one that works for you. Sometimes you do best with a combo of both. I find that Lexapro (escitalopram) helps obsessing and panic better but can have gi side effects and insomnia. Remeron is very sedating and helps calm the stomach, and promotes sleep but can cause weight gain. It might replace some diazepam. I often combine the two. ...Read more
Both work well: There is no better than when it comes to these drugs. They are both effective and work well. ...Read more
Can Remeron cause anxiety and agitagion? Have taken 15 mg for a month now and I wake up with violent panick attacks.
After 1 yr of 15 mirtazapine upped to 30 past 6 nites with increased anxiety. Is it a side effect and normally diminish?
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more